Mathiam Keyser carded his second successive four-under-par 68 on Friday to move into the top 10 at the halfway mark of the Asian Tour’s Royal’s Cup at Grand Prix Golf Club in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
Keyser made an eagle, four birdies and two bogeys as he moved to eight-under 132 after 36 holes, six shots off the pace set by first-round leader Chan Shih-chang of Chinese Taipei, who signed for a six-under 66 to move to 14-under-par. He had a two-stroke lead over Sihwan Kim of the United States and Jakraphan Premsirigorn of Thailand.
Keyser started his round slowly from the 10th hole with bogeys on the 11th and the 12th. But he got things going immediately after that, with a birdie on 13 and an eagle on 14. There were no more dropped shots, and he picked up three birdies on his homeward nine.
Ian Snyman made the cut on the number, carding a three-under-par 69 to move to three-under for the tournament.
Keith Horne and the Zimbabwean duo of Benjamin Follett-Smith and Scott Vincent will miss the weekend’s action.